a district in northern Rumania, in the Eastern Carpathians. Area, 6,200 sq km. Population, 465,400 (1971). The administrative center is Baia-Mare. The industry of Maramureş, accounts for approximately 2 percent of the country’s gross industrial output and 1.3 percent of its agricultural output. A significant part of the country’s nonferrous metals are produced in the district. Corn, wheat, oats, flax, hemp, and potatoes are grown, and there are apple orchards in the foothills (the area is first in the number of apples harvested). In 1970 there were 141,000 head of cattle, 69,500 hogs, and 234,000 sheep in Maramureş.

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